March 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Donald MacDonald Honored at Putnam Historical Society Opening of New Exhibit

County Legislator Vincent Tamagna, honoree Philipstown Historian Donald H. MacDonald, State Assemblywoman Sandra Galef and Philipstown Supervisor William Mazzuca at the opening of the PCHS&FSM's new exhibit

The Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum's new exhibition, A Ramble through the Hudson Highlands: A History in Pictures and the Writings of Donald H. MacDonald, opened on Friday, running through June 17th. More...

Congressman John Hall Attends Haldane Snow Ball

The Haldane School Foundation's annual Snow Ball capped off winter on a bright note, raising more than $30,000 to be used for grants and enrichment initiatives at Haldane Central School.

More than 200 local parents, teachers, public officials, and community members turned out in black and white on Saturday, March 10th, when the Haldane School Foundation hosted its sixth annual Snow Ball, the Black and White Gala, a benefit for Halda More...

Arts and Entertainment

PARC to Host Concert for Children with Autism in Honor of National Autism Month

PARC, the leading provider of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in Putnam County, will host "Songs For Autism - A concert for children with Autism" on Friday, April 20, 2007. More...

Scrapbooking Basics at Howland Library

Join Lydia Lynch for Scrapbooking Basics at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, on April 12, 6:30pm, in the Library's Community Room. Participants will have some creative fun as they explore the popular craft of scrapbooking. More...

April Gallery Talk at Dia: Claire Barliant on Louise Bourgeois

Claire Barliant, New Yorkbased independent curator and Associate Editor of Modern Painters, will talk about the work of Louise Bourgeois as part of Dia Art Foundation's series of free monthly Gallery Talks at Dia. More...

Births

Lovena Carol Timke

Born on March 11, 2007 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Tricia Bassett and George H. Timke, IV of Cold Spring. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Haywood W. Fincham, Sr.

Haywood W. Fincham, Sr., a resident of Fishkill, and formerly of Cold Spring, entered into rest Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie with his wife and children at his side. He was 82. More...

Briefly Noted

Business Networking Breakfast Organized by Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a business networking breakfast on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at the Boscobel Carriage House, Route 9D, Garrison. More...

Child/Adult Attention Deficit Group to Meet

CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity will hold its next meeting on Tuesday April 10 at the Four Winds Hospital Conference Center, Route 35, Katonah. Please note that this month will be the 2nd Tuesday, instead of the usual 1st Tuesday. More...

Putnam County Land Trust Benefit Dinner Features Birds of Prey Demonstration

Another spectacular evening is planned for the Putnam County Land Trust's Annual Benefit Dinner on Saturday, April 28th. The event is to be held at the Starr Ridge Banquet and Conference Center at 38 Starr Ridge Road in Brewster. More...

Voting Machines Public Hearing Postponed Indefinitely

Legislative minutes posting to website again postponed

Board of Elections Commissioners Robert Bennett and Anthony Scannapieco attended the March 15, 2007 meeting of the Putnam County Legislature's Rules Committee, asked there to address the possibility of holding a public hearing on the choice of votin More...

Emerald Ridge Development Stalled at Decision Crossroad on Access Road Length and Safety

Emerald Ridge 24-unit subdivision withMarsh Hill road widened from 18 feet to 22 feet (on left of photo) and a seconda ccess road created as shown on right ofphoto. Revised 13-unit Emerald Ridge subdivision with 31 acres (on right of photo) donated tothe

The Emerald Ridge developer Val Santucci and his engineers and his attorney David Steinmetz attended a special Putnam Valley Town Board meeting along with representatives of Putnam Valley's Fire Department, Ambulance Corps, Highway Department, Trans More...

Garrison Proposed 2007-8 Budget Shows 1.33 Percent Spending Increase; Tax Rate Decrease of 5.63 Percent

Capital improvements proposition to go before voters

At its March 21, 2007 meeting, the Garrison Board of Education announced their proposed 2007-8 budget showing a 1.33 percent budget-to-budget increase over the 2006-7 budget. More...

Putnam Valley Youth Set Example for Others to Follow While Public Questions Municipal Fiscal Responsibility

Thea Moeller presents thank you poster and Certificate of Appreciation to the Make A Difference Club for their generous donation to the Parks and recreation Teen Center.

The March 21, 2007 Putnam Valley Town Board meeting highlighted the passion and responsible character of the Town's youth and the apparent fiscal irresponsibility of the County and Town's leadership. More...

Town Board Appoints Members to CAC and Recreation Commission

Amber Stickle returns as Recreation Supervisor

At the March 14, 2007 weekly Town Board workshop, the Philipstown Town Board approved a title change for the Town's budget assistant Susan Kenney at the direction of Putnam County Personnel Director Paul Eldridge. More...

Schools

Gulley Named to Dean's List at the University of Vermont

Dana Gulley, of Garrison, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2006 semester at the University of Vermont. Gulley, an Environmental Studies major, is a freshman in the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources. More...

IBM Sells Engineering Careers to BOCES Students

Students in the Putnam/ Northern Westchester BOCES Business and Information Technologies Academy recently got an up-close and hands-on idea of what a career in Engineering might mean for them. More...

Putnam Valley Student Named to Dean's List at Ithaca College

Gavin Cummings, son of Putnam Valley residents Susan and Patrick Cummings, was named to the Dean's List at Ithaca College for the fall 2006 term. Gavin is a senior majoring in business administration. More...

Letters to the Editor

Applauds the Town Board's Library Decision

To the Editor: As local residents already know, the Philipstown Town Board has decided, based on a review of the way the Butterfield Library conducted its funding campaign in the fall, that the measure was legally defective and therefore not bindin More...

Library Funding was a Well- Planned Attempt to Stack the Deck

Dear Editor: It is with interest that I have been following the issue of the Julia L. Butterfield Library/ Town Board controversy. More...

Restore the Conservative Party to its Former Glory

Dear Editor: Ms. Portman-Laux' letter reeks of sour grapes. While I was Chairwoman of the Philipstown Conservative Party and County Chairwoman, the Conservative Party was strong, vibrant and active. More...

Sports News

Professional Lacrosse Player to Speak at P.L.A.Y. Dinner on March 31

Joe Ceglia has agreed to speak to Philipstown's young lacrosse players at the 10th annual Philipstown Lacrosse Association for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) Pot- Luck dinner. More...

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